Energy Risk USA's annual Energy Risk USA will return to Houston on May 14-15, 2019 with an agenda highlighting the biggest trends in the industry.

Dan Berkovitz



Dan M. Berkovitz was nominated by President Trump to serve as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on April 24, 2018. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 2018 and sworn into office on September 7, 2018 for a five-year term expiring in April 2023.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Berkovitz was a partner and co-chair of the futures and derivatives practice at the law firm of WilmerHale. He also was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law School, and vice-chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Futures and Derivatives.

Mr. Berkovitz served as General Counsel of the CFTC from 2009-2013. While serving in this role, he was the agency’s Deputy Representative to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Before the CFTC, Mr. Berkovitz was a senior staff lawyer for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management.

Mr. Berkovitz obtained an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is married to Michelle and they have two children, Zoe and Eli.

Edward Morse

Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Research


Ed Morse is Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Research at Citi, and held similar positions at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia and Johns Hopkins universities, worked as the Council on Foreign Relations, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Policy, and in management at Phillips Petroleum. A co-founder of PFC Energy, a former publisher of "Petroleum Intelligence Weekly", he also worked at Hess Energy Trading Company. Among his consulting experiences has been designing Yemen's oil pricing policy and consulting for the UN Security Council on the design and negotiation of the Oil-for-Food Program for Iraq.. Morse frequently writes guest editorials for The Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and often is a commentator for Bloomberg TV and CNBC. He serves on advisory boards at Columbia and Princeton Universities and for the Arabia Foundation.

Ilia Bouchouev

Managing Director, Global Head of Derivatives

Koch Supply & Trading

For nearly twenty years Ilia Bouchouev has been managing the global derivatives business for Koch Industries, the world second largest privately held company. Koch's derivatives group operates globally with trading desks in New York, Houston, London and Geneva with the focus on energy trading. Ilia also serves as a President of Koch Global Partners, proprietary trading group specializing in trading foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives. Ilia has PhD in Applied Mathematics, and has been a regular speaker at various industry conferences.

Antoine Halff

Director, Global Oil Markets, Center on Global Energy Policy & Chief Analyst


Antoine Halff directs the global oil markets program at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and is chief analyst of the energy data analytics company Kayrros which he co-founded in 2016. Earlier he served as chief oil analyst of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and editor of its flagship publication, the Oil Market Report (OMR); lead industry economist at the U.S. Energy Information Administration; head of commodities research  at Société Générale brokerage unit Newedge; director of the global energy practice at political-risk consultancy Eurasia Group and New York bureau chief at the Energy Intelligence Group, publisher or Petroleum Intelligence Weekly and other newsletters.

Halff is the co-editor of Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2014), which Bill Clinton called “a must-read for anyone serious about creating meaningful solutions to end poverty.”


Energy markets face a period of radical change, driven by:

  • Digitalization of the sector: ML, AI, robotics & blockchain
  • IMO 2020: The next big thing   
  • The Great American Oil Boom
  • The new world of renewables and distributed generation
  • Developments in the US shale: Is it over-hyped?
  • Climate & geopolitical risks
  • The changing nature of physical & derivatives market structures
Curated by experts

Backing of 11 Advisory Board members from leading financial firms including BP, Citi, Conocophillips, NRG Energy, Natixis and National Grid, alongside our editorial team.

New for 2019
  • Exclusive briefing on IMO 2020
  • Trade surveillance master class
  • Knowledge cafes
  • Rising star panel
This year's event

Bringing together key industry players to give you the detailed intelligence and analysis you need to understand the impact these changes will have, and how to position your business to stay ahead of the curve.

JW Marriott Houston

5150 Westheimer Rd,
TX 77056, USA

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